John Cena, an American professional wrestler signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, recently gave a flawless three-minute speech in fluent Mandarin.
Cena, 39, represented his company during the WWE press-conference in Shanghai, China on Thursday to announce a multi-year distribution deal signed with Chinese streaming service, PPTV. The actor and reality television host, who starred as the boyfriend in Amy Schumer’s romantic comedy “Trainwreck”, delivered the address in front of audience members and media outlets.
According to Mashable, Cena informed viewers that the WWE shows featured in China will be in Chinese. Shows such as SmackDown and Monday Night Raw will be premiering on June 28. He said:
“Our shows go out to 180 countries, but in the past, we weren’t so big in China.”
People online were impressed by Cena’s Chinese skills and even compared him to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
WWE heavyweight, Triple H, introduced WWE’s first Chinese wrestler, Bin Wang, on Thursday as well. Wang, who stands at 220-pounds, is a native of Shanghai and has been training with WWE Hall of Famer Antonio Inoki since 2014.
Triple H said:
“From Shanghai to Mongolia, from Beijing to Chongqing, we looked everywhere.”
— John Cena (@JohnCena) June 17, 2016
Executives are rekindling their interest in the Chinese market as they also announced the first WWE live event in China in the past three years that will be held on Sept. 10. It’s understandable, given that 510 million people in China spend a third of their time streaming online videos.